John Barrowman Injured During Performance of Jack and the Beanstalk

By Andrew Gans
January 4, 2013

John Barrowman was injured during the Jan. 4 matinee performance of the holiday pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at the SECC Clyde Auditorium.



Although the actor's injuries were minor, he was taken to the hospital as a precaution, according to BBC News.

An SECC spokeswoman told BBC, "During today's matinee performance of Jack and the Beanstalk, John Barrowman suffered an injury on stage and has been taken to hospital as a precaution…John Barrowman is completely fine. He is just a little bit bruised."

The stage and screen star's understudy, Greg Barrowman, finished the performance. John Barrowman will likely return to the production for the Jan. 5 matinee.

Also featuring The Krankies, the pantomime continues through Jan. 6.

Barrowman and The Krankies previously starred in Aladdin and Robinson Crusoe & the Caribbean Pirates. The production casts Barrowman as Jack with The Krankies as Ian and Jimmy Trot.

Jack and the Beanstalk features a 3D enchanted forest and journey through the giant’s castle.

John Barrowman is best known for creating the role of Captain Jack Harkness in the first series of Russell T. Davies' revamped "Doctor Who" for BBC TV, from which his own spin-off series, "Torchwood," was created. He has also appeared in series 3 and 4 of "Doctor Who." The singing actor has also been seen as a judge on BBC1's reality TV casting shows "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?," "Any Dream Will Do" and "I'd Do Anything" and was a celebrity skater on the ITV show "Dancing on Ice."

Prior to La Cage aux Folles, he was last seen on the West End musical theatre stage doing a stint in Chicago as Billy Flynn in 2004, and prior to that was seen at the National as Billy Crocker in Anything Goes (a role he had previously taken over in the previous West End revival at the Prince Edward Theatre, opposite Elaine Paige, in 1989). He also appeared as Dumaine in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost during his National Theatre season, and subsequently made his West End straight play acting debut in A Few Good Men at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in 2005. Among his other numerous West End credits are Matador, Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, The Fix (Olivier-nominated for Best Actor in a Musical), Hair and Sunset Boulevard. On Broadway, he has appeared in Sunset Boulevard and Putting it Together.